Northstar discovers cousins, lots of them!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

3 Responses

  1. Eliboat says:

    When I spoke with the Navman/Northstar rep at the Newport Boatshow he said that these units were not N2K compatible, but Smartcraft compatible. What gives?

  2. feistycapn says:

    This article indicates Brunswick was trying to unload the Navman operation in Oct. http://subs.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=27&objectid=10404174
    Mentions big layoffs and hints that R&D may be reduced.
    Also note that the radar for the radar ready MFDs (M84 & M120) was supposed to be available in Oct. It is available in Oz but not in the US far as I can see.
    Makes me a bit concerned about committing a lot of Boat bucks to them. A shame as they have some neat stuff at fair prices.

  3. feistycapn says:

    More recent news on Brunswick selling Navman Northstar.
    http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2006/12/11/daily1.html

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